Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Renault supplies engines to several Formula Oneteams, including the highly successfulRed Bull team. In order to help celebratethis partnership, Renault has released a special edition Megane RS Red Bull Racing RB7, which is quite a mouthful. But the mouthful can become a handful if one doesn’t look out.

That’s because it uses the same mechanicals as the Trophy Edition, which in plain language, means a 2.0-litre turbo engine making a savoury 195kWfor the front wheels to pull, as well as 360Nmof torque. Renault claims an average fuel average of 7.5 litres per 100km.

As for the décor, special apparel includes something called Etoilé Black for the exterior pain colour, highlighted by a yellow front bumper spoiler and yellow side mirrors. The mandatory chequered flag design runs over the roof, while Red Bull logos adorn the sides. The inside features racingbucket seats and some yellow touches on the steering wheel, seats and centre console. Aluminium foot pedals and a carbon fibre-touch on the doors complete the sporty look.

It’s said the car will be made available to over 24 countries. Hopefully one of those is South Africa.

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